In this lesson, you will learn 5 English expressions that will help you speak English like a native.
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ENGLISH EXPRESSION #1
English Expression: To look down on somebody…
Meaning: “To think of or treat (someone or something) as unimportant or unworthy of respect”
- I’ve looked down on Timothy ever since I learned he cheated the company.
- Scott has looked down upon me ever since the scandal took place last year.
- His fans look down on him now that they’ve learned it’s all a lie.
ENGLISH EXPRESSION #2
English Expression: To frown upon something…
Meaning: “To have or express an unfavorable opinion of”
- My building frowns upon smoking indoors.
- These days, most people frown upon not wearing a mask in public.
- People have always frowned upon burping out loud.
ENGLISH EXPRESSION #3
English Expression: To get away with something…
Meaning: “To escape blame or punishment when you do something wrong”
- The popular kids seem to get away with everything.
- The youngest sibling gets away with more than the older siblings.
- I can’t believe we didn’t get away with that, I thought it was a solid plan.
ENGLISH EXPRESSION #4
English Expression: In all honesty…
Meaning: “Used when you are saying something that might be disappointing or upsetting”
- In all honesty, the real problem was me.
- In all honesty, I wish it had never happened to begin with.
- In all honesty, you shouldn’t date her.
ENGLISH EXPRESSION #5
English Expression: To tell the truth
Meaning: “Used to say that one is stating what one really thinks”
- I didn’t really like the movie, to tell you the truth.
- To tell the truth, I couldn’t hear a word he said.
- To tell the truth, I was afraid to see him.